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2021 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the 2021 quarter-month status of the birds of Plum Island. It is based on data collected for inclusion on the Plum Island sigthings web site. The column labeled N shows the number days the species has been reported in 2021.


Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated May 9, 2021 — day 129

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Brant 44 
Canada Goose 122 
Mute Swan 96 
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall 81 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Mallard 121 
American Black Duck 126 
Northern Pintail 72 
Green-winged Teal 60 
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 19 
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 100 
Harlequin Duck 15 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Surf Scoter 67 
White-winged Scoter 112 
Black Scoter 103 
Long-tailed Duck 111 
Bufflehead 102 
Common Goldeneye 98 
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser 43 
Common Merganser 10 
Red-breasted Merganser 116 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 51 
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 83 
Red-necked Grebe 35 
Rock Pigeon 96 
Mourning Dove 93 
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Virginia Rail
Common Gallinule
American Coot 11 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Killdeer 63 
Piping Plover 28 
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruff
Sanderling 58 
Dunlin 61 
Purple Sandpiper 17 
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock 15 
Wilson's Snipe
Lesser Yellowlegs
Willet 18 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Greater Yellowlegs 33 
Razorbill 32 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 59 
Herring Gull 126 
Iceland Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 115 
Common Tern
Red-throated Loon 57 
Common Loon 100 
Northern Gannet 14 
Great Cormorant 25 
Double-crested Cormorant 45 
Great Blue Heron 34 
Great Egret 54 
Snowy Egret 15 
Little Blue Heron
Glossy Ibis
Turkey Vulture 30 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Osprey 44 
Northern Harrier 119 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 
Cooper's Hawk 46 
Bald Eagle 89 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 47 
Rough-legged Hawk 40 
Great Horned Owl 10 
Snowy Owl 68 
Short-eared Owl 20 
Belted Kingfisher 11 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 100 
Hairy Woodpecker 25 
Northern Flicker 42 
American Kestrel 29 
Merlin 34 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Peregrine Falcon 43 
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Phoebe 38 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 14 
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay 104 
American Crow 109 
Fish Crow 17 
Common Raven 56 
Horned Lark 55 
Bank Swallow
Tree Swallow 34 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin 22 
Barn Swallow 19 
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee 124 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch 97 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 13 
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 16 
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet 26 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 25 
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush 80 
American Robin 124 
Gray Catbird 78 
Brown Thrasher 27 
Northern Mockingbird 119 
European Starling 86 
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow 100 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Pipit
House Finch 95 
Purple Finch 29 
Common Redpoll 34 
Hoary Redpoll
Red Crossbill 41 
White-winged Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch 74 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 15 
Chipping Sparrow 20 
Field Sparrow 34 
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 81 
Dark-eyed Junco 43 
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow 78 
Vesper Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Savannah Sparrow 27 
Song Sparrow 116 
Swamp Sparrow 39 
Eastern Towhee 26 
Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird 71 
Brown-headed Cowbird 52 
Common Grackle 67 
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler 11 
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler 26 
Pine Warbler 22 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 43 
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 121 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Total species 191. Total reports 16,447. Total sightings 6,566.

May 9, 2021, Tom Wetmore